Nedaa first to use hybrid base station


Airbus has introduced its TB4 TETRA/LTE base station for the first time in the Middle East North Africa region.

According to the company, TB4 is the first hybrid base station supporting both technologies on the same hardware platform. It is being used by the Dubai government’s security networks provider Professional Communication Corporation – Nedaa.

Speaking of the technology, a spokesperson for Airbus said: “Features include dual homing, air-interface encryption, and base station fallback. The smaller-scale base station is fully compatible with its previous version [the TB3]. It sets a clear path from TETRA towards 4G/5G use.

“The TB4 also provides the very latest technology from cellular network solutions, such as the integration of multicarrier remote radios. It is based on Nokia’s AirScale base station platform and will enable its customers to benefit from a long TETRA lifecycle, and a smooth evolution toward wireless broadband. It plays a key role in Airbus’ ecosystem approach.”

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